Diesel’s new ad campaign, “Be Stupid,” is plastered all over the West 4th street stop in NYC. I really like this campaign. I’m analyzing this campaign in two parts. The first is its perspective on gender, the second its perspective on human nature.
The first reason I love Diesel’s “Be Stupid” campaign is that it […]
Ben Goertzel talks about overcoming sex and sexuality at IEET:
As is now common knowledge, the power sex has over us is rooted in the power our DNA has over us. We are evolved to obsess over reproducing, over extending our DNA to future generations. Even though most humans in First World countries now […]
I have a weird/frustrated/intriguing relationship with John DeVore’s “Mind of Man” column at The Frisky. Usually I just smack my forehead in annoyance and don’t finish the article. But his polyamory piece was unusually, well, honest. And his respect for polyamorists takes a lot of guts to write:
Here’s the truth: I actually have […]
Or so says Ravi Somayia at Gawker, with a frighteningly stupid post about how the male pill is a bad idea because, uh, men are too dumb and libido driven to use it properly. Thankfully, Kate Harding, my hero, eviscerates Somayia’s crap:
Not having his partner’s consent, obviously, is a most excellent reason for […]
Meredith Woerner at io9 brings up the prickly situation of sex in Avatar. As most of us guessed, Na’vi sex happens, at least in part, with their mind-link cords:
If [no genitalia are involved], then we’d have to assume that Na’vi mating only includes the hair tail syncing system. Which puts us […]
Yesterday I talked about how our culture labels male erectile dysfunction and female low libido as pathological. The reverse, that men might have low libido or women might have trouble with physical arousal – both of which are real problems – goes totally unconsidered. Framing sexual problems (chronic or one-off) in this way is not […]
The human sex drive is complicated (duh). It is closely tied with mental processes, both biologically and by association within our culture, that we often forget how simple hormonal or physical “problems with the plumbing,” as it were, can mess things up. There are hundreds of reasons that one person might be sexually attracted to […]
On Saturday, the New York Times published an article about surrogate pregnancy including three cases in which problems arose due to the unregulated state of surrogacy. In one case, the surrogate mother discovered that the adoptive mother had a history of paranoid schizophrenia and sued to keep the children. In another situation, a single […]
Ask yourself this question: What is the masculine form of the word “mistress?”
Can you think of an answer? I couldn’t.
Technically, there isn’t one. A male, extra-marital, long-term lover doesn’t have a specific term. There is, however, a kindred spirit to “mistress” that is more gender adaptable: the kept woman. The “kept” part […]
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